Continuous tunability in three-terminal coupled-cavity lasers

S. W. Corzine, L. A. Coldren, C. A. Burrus, T. L. Koch

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The continuous tunability of various coupled-cavity semiconductor lasers has been investigated. Monolithic etched groove and cleaved coupled cavity (C3) geometries are included. Using a special method of modulating the laser currents, appreciable tuning ranges have been achieved (∼8 Å) without mode hops. Also, electronic tuning of a laser with no amplitude variation is illustrated. A tuning range of 4 Å with <5% AM depth is observed. Review of the theory and a comparison of the different laser geometries are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1190-1192
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1986

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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